Hellkvist & Hällkvist orgeltrio in Borlänge on June 6th, 1998

Hellkvist & Hällkvist orgeltrio

Sveatorget, Borlänge

June 6, 1998, 6:00 pm

1998 was the year when I started played gigs with my Hammond A100 that I had acquired the year before. The premiere was at Borlänge jazzklubb in december of 1997, where I played with a quartet with John Haglund on drums. At the same time, a young guitar player, Samuel Hällkvist, who grew up nearby was making a name of himself as a rising star. We almost shared the last name, although not being realted in any way (just spelled differently).

I was asked to play on the Swedish national day by the local jazzclub. And I really wanted to play with Samuel so I asked him if he would like to do something. And so we played our first gig together, and that was the start of a still ongoing collaboration.

I have always admired Samuel and still do, and 25 years later, as I’m writing this, I’m proud to say he is a member of the trio in my name and I hope it stays that way.


Musicians & Artists


Andreas Hellkvist – Hammond
Samuel Hällkvist – guitar
John Haglund – drums


Sveatorget, Borlänge


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